manul

noun

ma·​nul
ˈmänəl
plural -s
: a small wildcat (Felis manul) of the mountains of Mongolia, Siberia, and Tibet that has soft grayish white fur marked with a few blackish transverse bands on the loins and is often held to be the source of the long-haired varieties of the domestic cat

called also Pallas's cat

Word History

Etymology

Mongolian

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“Manul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manul. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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